Headed to the Cotton Bowl on a high note

The Cotton Bowl is hours away and the Mizzou Tigers will have the support not only of their fans, but of their band as well.

After a few weeks off for break band members returned to the field Thursday to brush up on their steps, speed up their cadence and meet the time restrictions that come with a show performed at a big time bowl game.

For senior Dan Lang, it's a trip that is well worth the effort.

"Not everyone gets to go, travel far away, hangout with their friends, represent the university, be on TV it's a huge game, and is really fun," Lang said.

For others, the excitement of their first bowl trip is just setting in.

"It's my first bowl game, I have family coming and I'm excited to see the boys do well," Nikki Moore said.

"I'm Excited to see the team play well," Cavelli Thompson said.

They thought they would avoid the cold traveling south, but temperatures Thiursday morning were 24-degrees at practice.

Luckily, the band will perform in climate controlled comfort in Cowboy's Stadium Friday.

"I'll be happy to dance inside, it's a little cold out here," Rayci Lee said.

With strong fan support expected for Oklahoma State, the band's objective is to create an atmosphere that makes the team feel like they are playing at home.

And for Oklahoma native Hallie Hart, despite sentiments for her home state, she's proud to support the Missouri Tigers.

"I have family in Oklahoma and high school friends who go to Oklahoma State, but I'm excited, thrilled to be here, " Hart said.